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Cataphracts 5th - 1st Century BC

Cataphracts 5th - 1st Century BC

Your Price: $12.95
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Part Number:ZVE8067
  • Manufacturer::Zvezda
  • Scale::1:72
  • Skill Level::2
  • Weight::3.9 Ounces
  • Made In::Russia
Pieces: NA
Scale: 1:72
Plastic model kit.
Requires assembly & painting
Glue & paint not included

- 1:72 Scale
- Includes- 20 figures on horses in 8 different poses
- 1 commander, 1 standard bearer & 18 horsemen   

A cataphract was a form of heavy cavalry first utilised by nomadic eastern Iranian tribes and Persian dynasties in warfare, and then later by the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

The word in English is derived from the Greek: ?at?f?a?t?? Kataphraktos (plural: ?at?f?a?t?? Kataphraktoi), literally meaning "armoured" or "completely enclosed". Historically the cataphract was very heavily armored horseman, with both the rider and steed draped from head-to-toe in scale armor, while typically wielding a kontos or lance as their weapon.


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